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Esbelli Evi Cave Hotel
Ranked #9 of 66 Hotels in Urgup
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed September 25, 2011

On arrival we were greeted with a much welcomed glass of wine and enough information and maps to plan our next three days! When he heard it was my birthday, Suha sent a bottle to our room to celebrate. For our balloon ride, he arranged for the most delicious cake to be delivered. We've never felt so pampered and taken care of. Truly a first class experience. Highly recommended!!

  • Stayed: May 2011
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Reviewed September 25, 2011

How fortunate to find Esbelli Evi on our trip to Cappadocia! An elegant, understated and beautiful hotel. The professional staff and owner were absolutely attentive and helped plan our tours of the region with such ease. It made the trip extremely relaxing. And the village is low-key and fun to walk around -- great food and fun locals. One of the best parts of my trip to Turkey!

  • Stayed: September 2011, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 22, 2011

What an amazing property this is! You will live in cave-like rooms that were inhabited by the ancients centuries ago, now converted into a lovely boutique hotel. Part of our room dated to the 5th century AD and was the wine making room. It is a pretty remarkable sensation when you go to sleep realizing that people lived in this very dwelling almost 1500 to 2000 years ago. You wonder what events transpired here, how people lived, and so much more. The rooms are lovingly done with nice touches and each room has a laptop with an internet connection.

The other major asset for this property is its owner, Suha, who has loving assembled this hotel over two decades. He will try his best to make this a very pleasant stay for you and give you great recommendations for local sights, hikes, drives, restaurants and whatever questions you may have. The hotel has a great view of Urgup town and valley; a great lounge room to relax and listen to music or read a book; a good selection of wines and liquor that you can buy on a honor system; and on warm mornings the outdoor breakfast is a spectacular treat, for both the food and view.

I also found that the rooms were reasonably priced. All this made this a tremendous experience and I wish we had more time at the hotel.

  • Stayed: May 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 14, 2011

I will not repeat all the superlatives of other reviews and just say, "ditto" WONDERFUL in all ways. I wouldn't stay any where else in Cappadocia, really!

Room Tip: If you are a family, ask for one of the family rooms. We didn't and it was still fine, our room...
  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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Thank eb1957
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Reviewed September 12, 2011

Pure perfection! From the room (Wine press room )to the breakfast and most of all to the gracious hotel staff.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with family
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Thank Ir S
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Reviewed September 5, 2011

It was challenging to find this Cave Hotel at night after flying in to Cappodocia. Once we arrived, we were warmly greeted and given a brief but very helpful orientation. Our suite was amazing. Nothing was left out. They even supplied a PC in our room! Breakfast was delicious and the service was great. The staff was helpful, friendly and very concerned about our comfort, well-being and satisfaction. We stayed 3 days and this Cave Hotel was the highlight of our 2-week vacation. I can't recommend it highly enough. The bathroom was huge, and well appointed. The kitchen had a mini fridge and free bottled water. There were snacks available 24/7. GO THERE!!!!

Room Tip: The suites are amazing, but all rooms are fabulous. All quiet and comfortable. You can't go wron...
  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 29, 2011

After seeing photos of esbelli Evi's various suites, I knew I had to stay here. Suha's prompt, friendly and helpful email interactions from the time II made the reservation confirmed I had made a good choice.
Esbelli Evi sits in a prime location away from the hussle and bustle of the township. It is an easy 15 minute walk down, but quite a steep hike back - taxis were very reasonably priced at around 5 Lira.
Usually when travelling, I make the most of every minute out and about and enjoying the culture until late at night., Esbelli Evi was so welcoming and addictive, we would return to the hotel after dinner and enjoy a bottle of wine in the private outdoor area and just soak in the atmosphere.
I liked the way guests were given complete trust and that use of washing facilities, access to alcohol amognst other things was done on an honesty basis - it give the place a whole different feel.
Despite having a map we had a little difficulty finding Esbelli Evi. She sits higher up than we'd envisaged and doesn't boast any ugly signage. Also at first glance, you wouldn't guess such a large and and charming hotel was hiding behind the plain stone facade.
I will have fond memories of Esbelli Evi and Cappadocia always and would recommend this hotel to anyone.

Room Tip: More information and photos are available on the Turkey Trip Planner Website
  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank KiwiKerry53
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Additional Information about Esbelli Evi Cave Hotel

Address: Esbelli Mah. Dolay-1 Sk. No:8 Urgup Merkez, Urgup 50400, Turkey
Location: Turkey > Cappadocia > Urgup
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Urgup
#2 Romantic Hotel in Urgup
Price Range: $150 - $300 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A fine small inn of comfortable cave rooms hewn from the golden stone, with beautiful views of the Cappadocian landscape, and the warmest welcome you'll receive in Turkey. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Esbelli Evi Urgup
Esbelli Evi Hotel Urgup
Esbelli Evi Cave Hotel Cappadocia/Urgup, Turkey

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